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This college basketball season has been like few others in my lifetime.
There has been a constant carousel at the top of the rankings, and there has been no clear-cut, consensus favorite for best team or player in the country.
In a year like this, it’s easy for a bunch of teams and players to split the vote, opening the door for a team like Gonzaga to sit atop the polls entering conference tourney play.
I’m not sure who the best team is; I think all of the contenders are flawed and that this year’s champion will be a team who gets hottest for a few games and catches a break or two along the way.
As for the best player in men’s college basketball? I do know the answer to that one: Michigan’s Trey Burke.
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Anyone can pull up Burke’s season stats and see that he has been a spectacular scorer and playmaker this year for the Wolverines (26-6, 12-6 Big Ten). Even without watching a single game, one would draw the ...
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Michigan basketball did today what they couldn’t do in Happy Valley, the finished off Penn State. Eerily for Michigan fans, the Wolverines went up by 15 at nearly the exact same time they did on the road v. this same team. This time, Michigan dropped the hammer and won by a final knockout of 83-66.
How They Won
Penn State jumped out early on a surprisingly sluggish and scrambling...
Michigan sophomore point guard Trey Burke opens up about being player of the year in the Big Ten, Jared Sullinger's support from the stands today, his performance against Penn State, and the play of the freshmen experiencing post season ball for the first time.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer surveyed 20 players at the Big Ten Tournament who was the Big Ten’s best player in 2013. Trey Burke won the vote with 10.5 votes.
In a Plain Dealer poll of 20 players at the Big Ten Tournament, two players from every team except Northwestern and Iowa (sorry guys, didn’t get to you after those tough losses), Michigan’s Trey Burke received 10½ votes...
Michigan sophomore point guard Trey Burke on the communication defensively, inability to knock down open shots offensively, and looking forward to the NCAA tournament.
CHICAGO - To believe in Michigan at this moment is to believe that Big Ten Player of the Year Trey Burke is really that good, capable of singular feats of NCAA tournament heroism.
Burke has been left to do too much. Michigan, again, is stumbling in March, its weaknesses exposed and confidence shaken.
A team that was flirting with the nation's No. 1 ranking seven weeks ago...
GoBlueWolverines' Andre Barthwell goes 1-on-1 with Michigan assistant Jeff Meyer after the Wolverines 83-66 win over Penn State. Meyer touches on the change from the first half to the second half, Trey Burke's leadership, and the play of Horford and McGary.
It didn’t take Trey Burke very long to do something special in the Big Ten Semifinal matchup between the Michigan Wolverines and the Wisconsin Badgers. Burke is a National Player of the Year candidate, and is hoping to lead the Wolverines to a Big Ten Tournament title.
Less than ten minutes into the first half vs Wisconsin, Burke threw up an insane half-court alley-oop to teammate...
Trey Burke scored 21 points and No. 6 Michigan beat Penn State 83-66 in the first round of the Big Ten tournament on Thursday, avenging a shocking loss to the Nittany Lions during the regular season.
Tim Hardaway Jr. and Nick Stauskas each had 15 points for the Wolverines (26-6), who will play fourth-seeded Wisconsin in the quarterfinals on Friday. Freshman reserve Mitch McGary...
No costly mistakes this time. No problems at the foul line. No big turnovers, either.
When Michigan pulled away from Penn State on Thursday, Trey Burke and Co. just poured it on.
Burke scored 21 points and the sixth-ranked Wolverines beat the Nittany Lions 83-66 in the first round of the Big Ten tournament, avenging a shocking loss during the regular season.
''It was a...
John Beilein, Trey Burke and Tim Hardaway Jr. took the podium in Chicago after Michigan’s nine point loss to Wisconsin in the Big Ten quarterfinals on Friday afternoon. Read the entire transcript of the post-game press conference below.
JOHN BEILEIN: I want to congratulate Wisconsin and Bo [Ryan] and his team. They really played a particularly great second half...
Michigan’s so-called “revenge tour” turned out to be a rerun after the Wolverines lost to Wisconsin in the quarterfinal round of the Big Ten Tournament, 68-59. And while they will have to forget this loss quickly as attention turns collectively to the NCAA tournament, Michigan will have to address some season-long issues that were exposed once again against...
Michigan players were available to discuss Michigan’s NCAA tournament draw on Sunday evening. Watch Trey Burke, Mitch McGary and Glenn Robinson III discuss South Dakota State and more in the embedded media players below.
McGary and Robinson after the jump.
John Beilein, Trey Burke, Tim Hardaway Jr. and Mitch McGary took the podium at the United Center after Michigan’s Thursday afternoon win over the Nittany Lions. Read the post-game press conference in the following transcript.
JOHN BEILEIN: Really proud of this team. From the way they — we had a really disappointing loss on Saturday. Bouncing back is always a difficult...
1) Michigan gets out on the fast break in the first half
Neither Michigan nor Wisconsin could get anything going on offense in the first half, but early on, at least Michigan seemed to have one recourse: its notoriously efficient fast-break attack. With Wisconsin missing pretty much everything, the Wolverines were free to get into run-out situations in which the Badgers only had...
Trey Burke scored 21 points for the Wolverines (26-6), who will play fourth-seeded Wisconsin in the quarterfinals on Friday. Tim Hardaway Jr. and Nik Stauskas each had 15 points, and freshman reserve Mitch McGary added 10 points and 11 rebounds.